'''Murray Leinster''' (June 16, 1896 – June 8, 1975) was a nom de plume
of '''William Fitzgerald Jenkins''', an award-winning American writer of List of science fiction authors|science fiction
and alternate history (fiction)|alternate history
literature. He wrote and published more than 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.
File:ASF 0013.jpg|thumb|right|Leinster's "The Fifth-Dimensional Catapult" was the cover story in the January 1931 ''Astounding Stories''